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Forum: Probability Yesterday, 09:38 PM
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Posted By Gandalf
Where did you get the problem, and did it have an...

Where did you get the problem, and did it have an answer with it? Then, after the fact, you can see whether the author intended to mean exactly 8 or at least 8. Maybe the best interpretation of the...
Forum: Probability Yesterday, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Gandalf
For an actual exam question, there would have...

For an actual exam question, there would have been many reviewers discussing the wording, so it would likely be precise. Exam P and most of the prelims have pilot questions that don't count, where...
Forum: Probability Yesterday, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 66
Posted By Gandalf
Question is not stated precisely. I gave the...

Question is not stated precisely. I gave the answer for "at least 8". If the question intends "exactly 8" the numerator would be different.
Forum: Probability Yesterday, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 66
Posted By Gandalf
should be (.14+.11+.05)/(.24+.14+.11+.05) if I...

should be (.14+.11+.05)/(.24+.14+.11+.05) if I understand the question and givens
Forum: General Actuarial 04-02-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,425
Posted By Gandalf
It won't be an easy decision no matter what. ...

It won't be an easy decision no matter what. Suppose they learned June 1 that they could give the "spring" exams any day August 1 or later. The earlier they make the less advance notice you have,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-02-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 319,306
Posted By Gandalf
Taking the baby away because the partner is unfit...

Taking the baby away because the partner is unfit to be a parent would be an overreaction. Whether unfit to be a human being should be grounds for taking it away is not settled legally.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-31-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 10,167
Posted By Gandalf
:clap: :tup:

:clap: :tup:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-29-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,747
Posted By Gandalf
I voted 2, but think Westley's doing pretty well...

I voted 2, but think Westley's doing pretty well at social distancing. In the population, many people are doing FAR worse.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-29-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,516
Posted By Gandalf
HQ was back tonight. They claim there will be...

HQ was back tonight. They claim there will be additional games, but there is no definite schedule. I went out on question 4.

I couldn't easily tell if I retained my winnings and extra lives from...
Forum: Diversions 03-29-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By Gandalf
Got two out of three today on hard, then finished...

Got two out of three today on hard, then finished the last (category 1) on normal.

Should I put a link to this thread in the RPS tournament thread, since three of the words today were rock, paper,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-29-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 10,167
Posted By Gandalf
Maybe, tho I don't know, Connecticut is higher...

Maybe, tho I don't know, Connecticut is higher than California per capita. Or maybe, again don't know, the testing prevalence is different, so they suspect Connecticut per capita really is higher. ...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-29-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 721
Posted By Gandalf
Just corrected by wife and daughter, even though...

Just corrected by wife and daughter, even though they didn't see this post. Next potential visit is for the weekend 4 weeks from now. That would be after her 2 weeks on the job, 2 weeks at her home...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-29-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 721
Posted By Gandalf
So far, our adult daughter, yes. She's returning...

So far, our adult daughter, yes. She's returning to her home today, to an area with somewhat move exposure than here, to a job that will involve some interaction with people, in a business deemed...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-29-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 319,306
Posted By Gandalf
Subject to telling people the truth, since if you...

Subject to telling people the truth, since if you are caught lying, they might stop even believing the part of what you say that is the truth, and might not believe it when you do start saying only...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-28-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 10,598
Posted By Gandalf
42

42
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-27-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,067
Posted By Gandalf
I see on Facebook that NYC is having a citywide...

I see on Facebook that NYC is having a citywide clap for healthcare workers 7PM tonight. :tup:
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 03-27-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Gandalf
As a simple example, use the table and interest...

As a simple example, use the table and interest rate they use for LTAM. Use no expenses to keep it simplest. Choose a whole life at any issue age you want. Choose any face amount you want. Solve...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 03-27-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Gandalf
You should realize that example is unrealistic. ...

You should realize that example is unrealistic. As Breadmaker pointed out, companies will price their product such that at issue EPV of (benefits + expenses ) < EPV of premiums.

If that is the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-27-2020, 11:53 AM
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Views: 319,306
Posted By Gandalf
"trusting" may not be the best word...

"trusting" may not be the best word there
Forum: Probability 03-27-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Gandalf
It does seem impossible without any further...

It does seem impossible without any further information. E.g., it's at least possible the answer could be 0, if you had been given that the 100 vials included no defective ones, or even that the 100...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 03-26-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Gandalf
:ohnoes: :-P

:ohnoes:

:-P
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 03-26-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Gandalf
If you think of a contract over its lifetime (for...

If you think of a contract over its lifetime (for example a level premium whole life policy), the premiums in the early years are intended to be more than the benefits and expenses in the early...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-26-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 319,306
Posted By Gandalf
IFYP

IFYP
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-25-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Gandalf
I doubt it. Ask him for a source, then evaluate...

I doubt it. Ask him for a source, then evaluate the source.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-19-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 319,306
Posted By Gandalf
But didn't Trump say...

But didn't Trump say...
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